Woods Country Cove

Tuesday, August 6, 2019

Taking It All In

I cant believe it is August already  this summer is flying by and I haven't finished taking it all in yet.I have been enjoying every day outside either puttering about in my gardens or just sitting reading a book or watching the nature we have enjoying our yard as well . Miggs and I have been taking early morning walks whilst it is cooler as the later mornings and days get humid. I have also enjoyed wondering about taking photos of all kinds of wonderful nature . 

There is a bit of a story with these photos.

Papa and I were sitting out on our patio under the porch and I heard this distinct call that only these birds make , we don’t get them out in the open too often as they nest and stay on the riverbanks of our river and in the marsh/swampy area we have  deep in the forest off the side of river and they usually fly from destination to destination  in the cover of dusk , so it is a real treat to hear them , even more so of a treat to see them and rare to get a photo . I was soo happy to hear it .  I started by using my phone as a lure  to get him a bit closer to the area by playing  the  flight call which was the call it was doing  by using my favorite  birding website Cornell lab of ornithology  aka all about birds .org  and it worked , he was getting closer  then he was hiding in one of the trees and I could not see him but still hear him , then it went quiet and I thought, oh darn he’s gone , but to my delight I heard him again and did his flight call again on my phone then I heard another one WHAT ? as  I got all excited like a kid in a candy store lol . I have never heard two in the same area before so I asked hubs to grab my camera for me and handed him my phone , as he used my phone for the flight call   to lure them in a bit more , they both were farther away then I wanted  but not far enough I couldn’t  use my telephoto lens and at least get a few shots of them in hopes my photos  turn out ok,  getting one in a photo is rare but two of them, what treat . 

                                                                 Juvenile Green Heron's
      Well that's about it for me hope you al are enjoying you summer as much as we are .

                                                                        Until next time 

                                        Country Gal



Dianna said...

Well spotted! I just love birdwatching. I'm glad you got some photos.

Anvilcloud said...

Wow! What a treat!

The Furry Gnome said...

Amazing to see, and amazing pictures!

William Kendall said...

Beautiful birds!